December 18, 2014


Wadsworth couple thankful for successful adoption


This Thanksgiving, the Eshelman family is most thankful they were brought together through adoption. Bill and Amy Eshelman adopted James, 8, and Daniel, 7, when they were toddlers after fostering them through the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio. “I always knew this was something I wanted to do,” Amy said of the adoption process, which Read More…

PHOTO: Scouts serve veterans

Jonathan West, senior patrol leader for Boy Scout Troop 5137, serves mashed potatoes Thursday to Pete Porter, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5137 on Pearl Road in Medina Township. The troop is sponsored by the post and was chartered in October. The troop bears the same number designation as the post and ties its service projects to the post whenever possible. The Scouts served Thanksgiving dinner to members of the post and anyone from the community who wanted to stop by for a hot meal. (LOREN GENSON)

Groups trying to spread a little holiday cheer

Christina Heintz, a teacher’s assistant at Windfall School, places mittens collected by staff and students on a holiday tree Wednesday afternoon. The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities has two “giving trees” at the Medina County Achievement Center, 4691 Windfall Road, Granger Township. Community members can drop off warm winter clothing and personal care items at the center. Donations will be given to those in need this winter. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

There are several ways residents can donate to help those in need this holiday season. Among them are: ‘Giving trees’ The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities is asking the community for mittens, scarves, hats and personal care items. Through Dec. 12, staff and students at the Medina County Achievement Center, 4691 Windfall Road, Granger Read More…

PHOTO: Companies lay a foundation for therapy ranch

Mark Myers, of Ants Trucking, unloads bricks from a flatbed truck at Medina Creative Housing’s Horse Therapy Ranch, 5200 Lake Road, Lafayette Township. The bricks will be used for walkways and a driveway at the facility. Ants Trucking donated manpower and trucks while Unilock, of Rittman, donated the bricks. “We want to give back for the kids and the community,” Myers said. Medina Creative Housing is finishing the second phase of the therapy ranch. The facility will offer therapeutic programming, life skills training programs, summer and holiday camps, and many more programs aimed at preparing individuals with disabilities to be as independent as possible. The ranch will be complete Dec. 16. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Commissioners deny Pat Geissman’s motion for recycling facility rebids

Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissman made a motion Tuesday for the county to advertise for bids to operate the county recycling facility for a year. It was not seconded. The motion for the bid mirrored the terms of the county’s contract with Cleveland-based Envision Waste, which ends Jan. 11. The motion also allows for two Read More…

Will lower fuel prices mean more holiday cash?

The price of a gallon of regular gas was $2.79 at the Marathon station at Pearl and Fenn roads in Medina Township. Gas prices are expected to decline into the Thanksgiving weekend, according to petroleum analysts. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Gas prices in Medina County and across the state are down and will continue to decline into the holiday weekend and through the end of the year, petroleum analysts say. As of Tuesday, the average price of a gallon of gas across Medina County was $2.86, according to information gathered from nonprofit, which uses Read More…

Litchfield Twp. will ‘stand against’ plan for proposed NEXUS gas pipeline

Litchfield became the second township in Medina County to pass a resolution against the NEXUS gas transmission pipeline. The resolution, adopted Monday, states the township will not only “stand against” NEXUS but to any high pressure natural gas transmission pipelines that could be proposed in the future because such pipeline are “against the interests of Read More…

Medina County, city, township officials discuss recycling options over lunch

More than 30 township and city officials from across the county had a “Turkey and Trash” lunch date with Medina County Commissioners and the county’s Sanitary Engineer’s Office on Monday at the lodge at Allardale Park in Granger Township. Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin called for the meeting to get ideas from city and township officials Read More…

NEXUS pipeline opposition grows after York Twp. trustees speak out

Property owners opposing the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline are lobbying township officials to go on record opposing the project. “Part of our strategy is to get our elected officials to speak out against the NEXUS pipeline going through a populated Medina County,” Paul Gierosky, of York Township, said. “It’s not law, but it’s an outward Read More…

Churches, groups hosting Thanksgiving dinners

Thanksgiving dinners are being hosted by several churches and other groups this week. They include: • St. Ambrose Parish, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, will open its doors to the community for the seventh annual Thanksgiving Day Community Meal 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hilkert Hall. More than 450 volunteers from the parish and around Read More…